Our Ys are open with temporarily reduced hours to members and program participants. Guests are now welcome. Please check our reopening guide for policies before you arrive.


An internship at our Y can provide university credit within degree programs and help put your classroom knowledge to work while building your resume. The length of your internship is negotiable, but generally we seek a 10-16 week committment. If you don’t see your area of interest listed, please contact us. We are willing to work with students to craft a meaningful and appropriate internship experience.

Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Aquatics Programming and Administration
  • Day Camp Administration
  • Event Planning and Financial Development
  • Health and Wellness Programming and Administration
  • Human Resource Administration
  • Marketing and Messaging
  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Residential Camp Programming and Administration
  • School Age and Teen Programs
  • Sports and Recreation Programming and Administration

Indicate your area of interest in the application. Please note: while our application section is functioning, it is currently under maintenance. Call 303-443-4474 x1492 or email volunteer@ymcanoco.org if you have any issues.

The Student Benefits By:

  • Developing confidence and refining skills
  • Developing professional relationships in the field
  • Being able to make informed career decisions

The YMCA of Northern Colorado Benefits By:

  • Having new talent and additional staff directed to specific organizational needs
  • Providing opportunities to observe potential new employees and reducing hiring risk and training time
  • Providing an opportunity for the organization to achieve its own goals of leadership development

The following conditions outline the terms of the YMCA internship program:

  • Student interns are not paid a salary during their internship, but will have the opportunity to apply for paid positions currently open at the YMCA.
  • Students will submit a cover letter, resume, YMCA internship application and a statement of their personal goals and objectives they wish to achieve in their internship.
  • Students will submit university transcripts and information from the university detailing the expectations and responsibilities of the YMCA supervisor.
  • Students will receive a copy of the job description.
  • Students will submit a work schedule to their assigned supervisor.
  • Students will document the hours and type of work done.
  • Students will participate in an evaluation of performance midway through the internship.

Additionally, Students Should Understand That:

  • A copy of their midterm evaluation will be sent to the instructor/school.
  • A final performance evaluation will be completed by the student and will include success in accomplishing goals and objectives and evaluation of the internship.
  • The supervisor will complete the necessary paperwork for documentation of the internship and submit a final performance review to the instructor/school.
  • The supervisor will provide a letter of recommendation as appropriate for the satisfactory completion of the internship.


303-443-4474 ext. 1492
Email the Volunteer Department